In WRECKED, Ide covers new ground with his lovable, unconventional hero, Isaiah Quintabe. Isaiah has never been more successful, and yet he’s desperately lonely and isolated. Thankfully, he finds love with a young painter hiding from her dark past and searching or her long-lost mother. But the painter is connected with a dangerous paramilitary operation, and the risks have never been greater.
“Joe Ide is the best new discovery I’ve come across in a long time.” —Michael Connelly “Having read all three of Joe Ide’s novels about the young Sherlock Holmes of the ’hood, Isaiah Quintabe, I am pleased to say that his third novel, Wrecked, is the best one yet. The stakes are higher, the suspense more intense, and the addition of a budding romance provides more character depth. Read it, enjoy it, and then impatiently wait around for the next one like the rest of us.” —Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of Mycroft Holmes and Coach Wooden and Me
“With writing so sharp you may cut your fingers on the pages, Joe Ide’s latest IQ novel, Wrecked, is outrageous and laugh-out-loud funny, a page-turner with devastating observations about the dangers of state-sanctioned violence and its consequences. The characters are unforgettable, none more so than IQ himself. As with the previous books, IQ’s tender intelligence and his tight moral compass are what make this series so stirring...and touching.” —Attica Locke, Edgar Award–winning author of Bluebird, Bluebird
It’s official! It’s a three-peat for Joe Ide (pronounced E-day). The author’s third outing with IQ, his unforgettable “Sherlock in the ’hood,” in the new novel, WRECKED (Mulholland; October 9, 2018), shows just why Ide is “the best thing to happen to mystery writing in a very long time” and why IQ is “a completely original star” (Janet Maslin in the New York Times). Ide made an auspicious debut with IQ only two years ago, when he was lauded as the Elmore Leonard of a new generation. He went on to win the Shamus, Macavity, and Anthony Awards for Best First Novel while also being nominated for the Edgar Award, the Strand Critics Award, and a Barry Award. What’s more, after eight years of writing scripts unsuccessfully, Ide finally has Hollywood calling—in a five-way bidding war, Alcon Television acquired the rights to a TV series starring IQ...and Jimmy Fallon has just picked IQ as one of The Tonight Show’s Top 5 Summer Reads!
Joe Ide is Japanese American. He grew up in a neighborhood that was primarily African American. Living with a foot in both cultures, he belonged to neither. In his search to find his own identity, he found a role model in the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories, reading and rereading all 56 of them. Like Ide, Sherlock was a misfit and not a tough guy, and he was could defeat his enemies solely with his intelligence. At last, Ide had found a hero and a way to face a dangerous world. We are lucky that Joe Ide discovered Conan Doyle’s books, and even luckier to discover Joe Ide.